The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK / Scotland
Rank 68 83 81
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 42 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.42% 1.80% 1.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.68% 6.18% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 22
Median daily rate £225 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.55% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £316 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £443 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £52.09 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +74.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
547 744 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.55% 29.18% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 376 390
Median daily rate £361 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 22
Median hourly rate £52.00 £39.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +147.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.57 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.88 £30.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £17.94
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.43%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +40 25 £213 -46.03% 12
Glasgow -1 9 £350 +27.27% 6
Renfrewshire 0 3 £325 -15.58%
Dundee - 3 - -
Aberdeen -12 1 £450 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 115 (98.29%) Degree
2 40 (34.19%) Microsoft
3 38 (32.48%) Security Cleared
4 37 (31.62%) Active Directory
4 37 (31.62%) Windows
5 33 (28.21%) Java
6 32 (27.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (27.35%) SC Cleared
7 30 (25.64%) Linux
8 26 (22.22%) HP
8 26 (22.22%) Management Information System
9 25 (21.37%) PowerShell
10 24 (20.51%) MS Excel
11 23 (19.66%) Finance
11 23 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (19.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (19.66%) Windows Server
12 22 (18.80%) OpenStack
13 21 (17.95%) MCSE
13 21 (17.95%) ITIL
14 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (14.53%) Project Management
16 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (13.68%) Migration
16 16 (13.68%) MS Exchange
16 16 (13.68%) Office 365
16 16 (13.68%) Apple iOS
16 16 (13.68%) Skype for Business
16 16 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (18.80%) OpenStack
2 16 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 16 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.68%) Skype for Business
3 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (7.69%) IIS
5 6 (5.13%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (4.27%) JBoss
7 4 (3.42%) CMS
8 3 (2.56%) Jadu
9 2 (1.71%) SAS
10 1 (0.85%) Apache
10 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.98%) MS Office
3 4 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.68%) Office 365
2 2 (1.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.68%) Skype
2 9 (7.69%) Internet
3 7 (5.98%) HTTP
3 7 (5.98%) Wireless
4 6 (5.13%) DHCP
4 6 (5.13%) DNS
4 6 (5.13%) HTTPS
4 6 (5.13%) Intranet
4 6 (5.13%) IPsec
4 6 (5.13%) NAS
4 6 (5.13%) SAN
5 5 (4.27%) LAN
5 5 (4.27%) WAN
6 4 (3.42%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.56%) Firewall
8 2 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.85%) BGP
9 1 (0.85%) MPLS
9 1 (0.85%) OSPF
9 1 (0.85%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.40%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.84%) MySQL
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) HBase
5 1 (0.85%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.42%) Subversion
3 3 (2.56%) Bugzilla
3 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.56%) Selenium
3 3 (2.56%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.56%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.71%) Xcode
5 1 (0.85%) JUnit
5 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 5 (4.27%) Banking
3 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Games
5 2 (1.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (29.91%) Developer
2 13 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 10 (8.55%) Consultant
4 9 (7.69%) Messaging Specialist
5 8 (6.84%) Analyst
6 7 (5.98%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Data Analyst
6 7 (5.98%) Junior
6 7 (5.98%) Lync Specialist
6 7 (5.98%) Office 365 Specialist
7 6 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Junior Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Junior Java Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Mobility Specialist
8 5 (4.27%) Applications Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Principal Consultant
9 4 (3.42%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.42%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.26%) Web Services
2 10 (8.55%) .NET
2 10 (8.55%) Spring
3 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.69%) CSS
3 9 (7.69%) HTML
4 7 (5.98%) RESTful
4 7 (5.98%) WSDL
4 7 (5.98%) XML
4 7 (5.98%) XML Messaging
5 6 (5.13%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.27%) J2EE
6 5 (4.27%) JSP
7 4 (3.42%) CSS3
7 4 (3.42%) HTML5
7 4 (3.42%) React
8 3 (2.56%) JSON
8 3 (2.56%) REST
9 2 (1.71%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.71%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 13 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.40%) Mobile App
4 10 (8.55%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (7.69%) Clustering
6 5 (4.27%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.27%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.42%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.42%) Fintech
8 2 (1.71%) iPad
8 2 (1.71%) iPhone
8 2 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.71%) User Experience
9 1 (0.85%) CMDB
9 1 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.62%) Windows
2 30 (25.64%) Linux
3 23 (19.66%) Windows Server
3 23 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (19.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (13.68%) Apple iOS
4 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (11.97%) Android
6 7 (5.98%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (5.13%) Solaris
8 4 (3.42%) Unix
9 1 (0.85%) CatOS
9 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.95%) ITIL
2 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.53%) Project Management
4 16 (13.68%) Migration
5 15 (12.82%) Load Balancing
5 15 (12.82%) Software Engineering
6 13 (11.11%) Scrum
7 12 (10.26%) Software Distribution
8 11 (9.40%) Application Packaging
8 11 (9.40%) OO
9 10 (8.55%) Server Building
10 9 (7.69%) Mathematics
11 8 (6.84%) Analytics
11 8 (6.84%) Configuration Management
11 8 (6.84%) OOD
11 8 (6.84%) Virtual Environments
11 8 (6.84%) Web Development
12 6 (5.13%) Change Control
12 6 (5.13%) ITIL V3
12 6 (5.13%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.21%) Java
2 25 (21.37%) PowerShell
3 13 (11.11%) SQL
4 8 (6.84%) C#
5 7 (5.98%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.13%) C++
6 6 (5.13%) Python
7 4 (3.42%) PHP
8 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.71%) C
8 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.71%) Perl
9 1 (0.85%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.85%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.85%) Lua
9 1 (0.85%) Ruby
9 1 (0.85%) Scala
9 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (98.29%) Degree
2 38 (32.48%) Security Cleared
3 32 (27.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (27.35%) SC Cleared
4 21 (17.95%) MCSE
5 6 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.27%) CCNP
6 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.42%) CCIE
8 3 (2.56%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.56%) CCDP
8 3 (2.56%) CCIP
8 3 (2.56%) CCSA
8 3 (2.56%) CCSE
8 3 (2.56%) HP ASE
8 3 (2.56%) HP MASE
8 3 (2.56%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.56%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.71%) PMP
10 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) JSP 440
2 5 (4.27%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 37 (31.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) Firmware
4 1 (0.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (10.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (5.98%) AirWatch
3 6 (5.13%) Netcool
3 6 (5.13%) SCCM
3 6 (5.13%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (34.19%) Microsoft
2 26 (22.22%) HP
3 9 (7.69%) Oracle
4 8 (6.84%) Citrix
5 6 (5.13%) Cisco
5 6 (5.13%) IronPort
5 6 (5.13%) Veritas
6 4 (3.42%) AppSense
6 4 (3.42%) Aruba
6 4 (3.42%) F5
6 4 (3.42%) Riverbed
7 3 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (2.56%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.56%) Juniper
8 2 (1.71%) Apple
8 2 (1.71%) VMware
9 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.85%) Siemens
9 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds